In a new interview with The Rock N’ Roll & Coffee Show, SKID ROW vocalist Erik Grönwall talked about being accepted by the fans.
“There’s so many different types of fans. I’ve realized that… ‘Cause when we did the show in California, [some] people came up to me after the show, and they were, like, ‘Sebastian [Bach], you’ve still got it.’ [Laughs] Yeah, that happened. Then you have the fans who still think that Sebastian is in the band, and then you have the fans who know the whole story.”
“I understand the fan perspective of wanting the original lineup — I understand that — because I’m a Bon Scott guy myself.”
“But I think that people are really excited about this new album, and I feel like even the people who want the original lineup are actually starting to approve.”
“When I joined this band, I realized that it’s such a privilege to have people so interested in the band, talking about the band, discussing everything. A lot of bands would kill for that, and that’s a privilege. You have all these people talking about SKID ROW and they like that singer or they like that song or they like that era, and that’s just incredible, having people so excited about it or hating it. [Laughs]”
Earlier Erik Grönwall shared a statement on his official Facebook page, mentioning that he recorded 80% of his vocals for the new Skid Row album.
Read below what the singer wrote:
“Here’s a funny story. ⠀
”I recorded 80% of the vocals for the new Skid Row album right here in my little studio at my house. Without ever meeting the guys in the band or the producer. I had never recorded myself before and the little experience I had was thanks to the YouTube channel. ⠀
”I of course didn’t tell the band and our producer @officialnickraskulinecz that I had no experience. I spent a lot of time on the phone with my buddy @jonatee who helped me and I watched a lot of YouTube videos to figure it out. ⠀
”When I met the guys in Vegas and officially became the singer I told @officialrachelbolan about it and he basically said: “I’m so f*cking glad you didn’t tell me that earlier”. ⠀
”I had no idea what I was doing but I figured it out and the album will be out October 14th! ⠀
“If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.”